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Went to the annual benefit at the Toga Volunteer Fire Department today. I took some pictures there at the car show,but I left and went to see my Mother and Father in Cumberland,Va. before everything was there...it had just got started good when we left,and was about over by the time we got back. Stopped by to see my oldest son on the way back,and gave him his birthday present...his birthday was August 19th,so I was A little tardy.

I took pictures of what was there before we left,then a fleet of big Mack trucks in Cumberland,then on the way to my son's house saw the "truck of the day"-A beautiful Diamond T (that's not how you spell beautiful is it? it just don't look right...never mind,i'll ask Rob later) sitting in Gary Barr's yard.So we stopped and I chatted for about an hour-if you check out Old Bill's website and read my entry in "How You Got Started in Trucking",he's the guy that was too young to drive out of state.We ran several trips to the west coast together before they found out,and was practically born in a truck. He can wheel! Hadn't seen him for years,and it was a great time! His daddy had a Diamond T,and I remember Gary driving it to school...really! I thought it was the same truck,but he found this one in New York and brought it home. It's smaller than the one his Dad had,gas engine w/a 5 speed and 2 speed rear.

So,i'll just put the pictures in a gallery because there's so many,and i'll be looking forward to seeing Paul's pictures from Watt's Mack's open house-would have liked to have been there,but it just didn't work out. I also took a few more of my mixer,because I waxed it yesterday,for the first time ever.

So check out my albums for the pictures,i'm starting to post them...NOW!

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Sounds like you had a pretty busy day. I checked out the pics and left a couple of comments. Don't worry about being tardy on your son's birthday, I'm sure he understands.

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Sounds like you had a pretty busy day. I checked out the pics and left a couple of comments. Don't worry about being tardy on your son's birthday, I'm sure he understands.

the Emeryville was at Gary's too. I asked him if he was gonna restore it,and he said that was his first thought,but it was further gone than it looked so he's scrapping it. He did say I could have the wheels off it.

And my exhaust pipe blew out yesterday,right at the bend where it turns up to the muffler. You can see a hole right behind the step in one of the pictures.By the time I got back to Concord you could stick your hand in it.Since there's probably none to be found with the right bends i'll probably have to put a piece of flex pipe on it. I don't know if any muffler shops around here can bend 4" pipe,or what it would cost.

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Too bad about the emeryville, good score on the wheels though. Flexpipe should work fine. I say you would pay a pretty good price if you could find a piece with the right bend

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Too bad about the emeryville, good score on the wheels though. Flexpipe should work fine. I say you would pay a pretty good price if you could find a piece with the right bend

yeah,that's what I was thinking. Hate to take the easy way out,but it's probably my only choice. Well,I must be off to Chattanooga.

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Too bad about the emeryville, good score on the wheels though. Flexpipe should work fine. I say you would pay a pretty good price if you could find a piece with the right bend

yeah,that's what I was thinking. Hate to take the easy way out,but it's probably my only choice. Well,I must be off to Chattanooga.

Sometimes the easiest fix is the best at the time. Have a good trip, well actually at this point you are probably somewhere else. Better yet have a good week...

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Tom,

Ask around about the 4" exhaust pipe.

I think it might be fairly easy to come by.

I just asked a friend of mine with an older R model

dump truck, when I noticed some new 4" pipe on his truck.

He told me it was no problem getting it made up for him.

Did you get your jaw healed up?

Paul VS

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Tom,

Ask around about the 4" exhaust pipe.

I think it might be fairly easy to come by.

I just asked a friend of mine with an older R model

dump truck, when I noticed some new 4" pipe on his truck.

He told me it was no problem getting it made up for him.

Did you get your jaw healed up?

Paul VS

actually I found it's 3 1/2" pipe instead of 4" so Jimmy the mechanic took the old piece with him.He's gonna take it to a place in Appomattox that can bend up to 3 1/2" pipe and try to get a new one made. We sent Jeffrey to Powell's Truck and Equipment in Lynchburg to get a piece of 4" flex pipe and while he was gone we got 2 4" band clamps to connect the flex pipe and went over to the truck with them-that's when we discovered it was 3 1/2". I'd never measured it, just eyeballed it and assumed it was 4". You should never assume anything, and measure twice and cut once, and don't count your chickens while they're in one basket...or something.

Yeah,my jaw's pretty good now,thank you. I guess-I took antibiotics for a week,but there's still a red place on my gum. Nothing hurts though,for the time being anyway.

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